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Vision

Building a world where each of us can live “our own story”.

Mission

To empower individuals by providing a platform that visualizes their
knowledge, skills, and experience, and connects them to all people that require them.

Value

One Team, For Mission

True competitiveness is born in teams of people who trust each other. Trust depends on open and frank communication, a mutual undertanding of personalities and values, and the cooperation and drive to achieve a shared mission. Each individual should act as leader of the team, confronting oneself, deeply understanding other members, and taking initiative to guide the team towards achieving a mission.

Beyond Borders

Growth is the taking on of more responsibility than before. By rising above our current position, thinking at a higher level, acting with a view that goes beyond our roles, and expanding our range of responsibility, we can achieve growth. It is the growth of each individual that is the quickest path to achieving missions. Let’s not fear failure, and have the will to cross all sorts of borders, and exceed our past selves.

Fairness Mind

We interact with a diverse group of customers in society. Our team gathers people with exceptional talents, and various personalities and values. Because of this, fairness is our lifeline. In many aspects, maintaining fairness, and defining what is fair, is not an easy task. The ability to still face decisions without evasion and confront what is fair, is the source of our excellence.

Leadership

Chairperson

Akiyuki Minami

Graduated Keio University. MBA of Oxford. After gaining experience as a financial analyst at Sumitomo Bank (currently SMBC), joined Advantage Partners, then engaged in five buyout projects in seven years. Meanwhile founded two NPOs named Blastbeat and Nimaime-no-Meishi (your 2nd business card). Founding member and CEO of WelSelf inc. (currently coconala inc.) since Jan 2012. Director of the Sharing Economy Association Japan.

Chief Executive Officer

Ayumu Suzuki

Graduated the Waseda University School of Law. Joined Recruit then experienced product planning and sales in HR and bridal businesses as well as new business development in Ad-technology. Moved to the overseas business planning division at Recruit Holdings then lead global-governance, reorganization, market research, and group company support. Joined coconala inc. in May 2016.

After graduating from the law department of Waseda University, joined Recruit. Engaged in product planning and sales in HR and bridal fields, and has experience in business development in ad tech new business. After that, in charge of overseas business planning at Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd., including examination of global governance and organizational structure, overseas research, and support for overseas group companies. Joined coconala Inc in May 2016.

Director

Satoshi Shimmyo

After graduating from Keio University, joined a major foreign-affiliated IT vendor and gained experience in building mission-critical manufacturing and distribution systems. Later joined an independent IT consulting company as a founding member and gained experience in the areas of toB and toC, and went on to be a founding member of WelSelf Inc (now coconala Inc). From 2008, as a board member of the NPO Living In Peace, launched the first microfinance fund in Japan.

After graduating from Keio University, joined a major foreign-affiliated IT vendor and gained experience in building mission-critical manufacturing and distribution systems. Later joined an independent IT consulting company as a founding member and gained experience in the areas of toB and toC, and went on to be a founding member of WelSelf Inc (now coconala Inc). From 2008, as a board member of the NPO Living In Peace, launched the first microfinance fund in Japan.

Chief Financial Officer

Shuhei Nakagawa

After graduating from Keio University, joined Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation trading division and gained experience in dealing. Then at Mizuho Securities, established structures for corporate finance and took on advisory tasks for major corporations and growing companies. Engaged in bond structuring and underwriting in the United States. Joined coconala Inc in October 2018.

After graduating from Keio University, joined Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation trading division and gained experience in dealing. Then at Mizuho Securies, established structures for corporate finance and took on advisory tasks for major corporations and growing companies. Engaged in bond structuring and underwriting in the United States. Joined coconala Inc in October 2018.

Executive Officer Head of Strategy and Business Development

Yoshihiro Ishikawa

Master’s degree of Chemical System Engineering at the University of Tokyo graduated school. Joined McKinsey & Company in 2003 then supported strategy planning to operation improvement mainly for technology, energy, and manufacturing companies. Joined Solar Frontier in 2013 to lead corporate planning, overseas business and solar power plant building business. Moved to Cookpad then lead multiple C2C platform businesses. Joined coconala Inc in Jun 2020.

Master’s degree of Chemical System Engineering at the University of Tokyo graduated school. Joined McKinsey & Company in 2003 then supported strategy planning to operation improvement mainly for technology, energy, and manufacturing companies. Joined Solar Frontier in 2013 to lead corporate planning, overseas business and solar power plant building business. Moved to Cookpad then lead multiple C2C platform businesses. Joined coconala Inc in Jun 2020.

Executive Officer CHRO and Head of Corporate Planning

Kunihiko Sato

After graduating from Waseda University, joined Recruit Co., Ltd. in 2008. Experienced in enterprise sales, business planning and management in the HR division. Also gained experience in the business development regarding the sharing economy, in the HR about work style innovation in Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. After traveling around the world with his family, he started his own business, also served as executive producer in Recruit Career Co., Ltd. Joined Coconara in May 2020.

After graduating from Waseda University, joined Recruit Co., Ltd. in 2008. Experienced in enterprise sales, business planning and management in the HR division. Also gained experience in the business development regarding the sharing economy, in the HR about work style innovation in Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. After traveling around the world with his family, he started his own business, also served as executive producer in Recruit Career Co., Ltd. Joined Coconara in May 2020.

CTO

Yoshinori Ishihara

After graduating from Chungbuk National University in Korea, joined Fujitsu Korea Limited in 2000. After that, he was seconded to Fujitsu Limited in Japan and experienced communication system design, development, tuning, troubleshooting, etc. After retiring in 2009, after working on several projects as Sier, he has been in charge of DevOps, R&D, and backend design and development at Rakuten, Inc. since 2013. After working as CTO of LINE’s business card management app myBridge, joined coconala Inc. in October 2020.

After graduating from Chungbuk National University in Korea, joined Fujitsu Korea Limited in 2000. After that, he was seconded to Fujitsu Limited in Japan and experienced communication system design, development, tuning, troubleshooting, etc. After retiring in 2009, after working on several projects as Sier, he has been in charge of DevOps, R&D, and backend design and development at Rakuten, Inc. since 2013. After working as CTO of LINE’s business card management app myBridge, joined coconala Inc. in October 2020.

Company Overview

Company Name
coconala Inc.
Address
Tokyo Headquarters
20-1 Shibuya Infoss Tower 6F, Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan, 150-0031
Founding
Date
January 4, 2012
Capital
JPY 90,000,000
 Leadership
Akiyuki Minami (Chairman)
Ayumu Suzuki (Chief Executive Officer)
Satoshi Shimmyo (Director)
Atsushi Akaike (Outside Director)
Shuhei Nakagawa (Chief Financial Officer)
Yoshihiro Ishikawa (Executive Officer Head of Strategy and Business Development)
Kunihiko Sato (Executive Officer CHRO and Head of Corporate Planning)
Kentaro Yadomi (Full-Time Auditor)
Yuika Hatori (Auditor)
Itsuki Ishihara (Auditor)
Business Description
・ Operation and development of coconala, the flea market for skills
・ Operation and development of coconala Legal Consultation, the legal advice site
・ Operation and development of coconala Meets, the market for local professionals

Access

20-1 Shibuya Infoss Tower 6F, Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan, 150-0031

6 minute walk from Shibuya Station on the which serves JR (Yamanote Line, Saikyo Line, Shonan-Shinjuku Line),
Tokyo Metro (Ginza Line, Hanzomon Line, Fukutoshin Line), Tokyu (Toyoko Line, Den-en-toshi Line), Keio (Inokashira Line)